today I’m going to show you how to manage Water-Agile-Fall projects with MS PROJECT 2019! But first thing first. what is Water-Agile-Fall, anyway. It is mixed Waterfall with Agile in which you first prepare fixed project plan, and then conduct the work in sprints. And, therefore, MS PROJECT is the BEST tool for it? Why? Because there are various great tools in the market, but they cover Agile OR Waterfall projects, not both of those two types. For example, you can use Microsoft planner for Agile project, or Trello, but you can not manage waterfall projects (dependencies, and similar thins which characterize waterfall project with this tools)! Be aware that you can manage Water-Agile-Fall Projects only with Microsoft Project online version, NOT with regular desktop version.
OK! Now, first let’s create Waterfall Project:
As you can see, I have Tasks, dependencies, Resources, and assignments. Now, I want to put Tasks to sprints. To do that I will open sprint planning board:
and I will get:
I will right click on No Sprint label:
After I click on Manage Sprints I will get:
As you can see, I’m defining Finish date of the Sprint 1, and defining start date, and sprint duration for Sprint 2. Do not look ate the dates, because this is just an example, so I randomly picked dates and duration. Finally I will get:
Now I will put some Task to Sprint 1, and Sprint 2:
If you conduct those tasks according to Scrum, Task is done or not done (it cannot be partial done to finish the sprint.) If it is not done 100% till the end of the sprint, it should be moved to the next sprint. So, let’s say that Task 1 is done:
and I will get:
If I look at the Gantt Chart View, I will get:
And – that is it! Of course you, and only you are responsible to choose will you manage Water-Agile-Fall project like in my example or you will use some other techniques. The purpose of this Blog Post is to make you aware that you can do it. How will you do it it’s up to you!